Monterey Bay Whale Watch
List of Marine Mammal Sightings in the Monterey Bay Region

May 1 - May 31, 1999
compiled by Richard Ternullo

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Note -- In addition to sightings on Monterey Bay Whale Watch trips, this list includes all reported marine mammal sightings for this region. California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Southern Sea Otters, which are seen on all whale watching trips, are not included in the list.

Date #     Type of Animal(s)

5/31 18     Humpback Whales
   4     Gray Whales
   2650     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   2     Harbor Porpoise
   1     Northern Fur Seal

5/30 10     Humpback Whales
   2000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   2     Northern Fur Seals

5/29 2     Killer Whales

5/28 26     Humpback Whales
   2250     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   80     Risso's Dolphins

5/27 20     Humpback Whales
   3     Gray Whales
   2000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   50     Risso's Dolphins

5/26 16     Humpback Whales
   18     Killer Whales
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   6     Harbor Porpoise
   2     Northern Fur Seal

5/25 11     Humpback Whales
   700     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   6     Harbor Porpoise

5/24 15     Humpback Whales
   11     Killer Whales
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/23 12     Humpback Whales
   2     Gray Whales
   2000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   15     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Elephant Seal

5/22 11     Humpback Whales
   50     Bottlenose Dolphins

5/21 12     Humpback Whales
   19     Killer Whales
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   3     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Elephant Seal
   1     Northern Fur Seal

5/20 18     Humpback Whales
   1     Gray Whale
   70     Risso's Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise

5/19 7     Humpback Whales
   30     Killer Whales
   100     Risso's Dolphins
   5     Dall's Porpoise

5/18 6     Humpback Whales
   11     Killer Whales
   1     Northern Fur Seal

5/17 12     Humpback Whales
   5     Gray Whales
   6     Killer Whales

5/16 8     Humpback Whales
   6     Killer Whales
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

5/15 7     Humpback Whales
   2     Gray Whales
   6     Killer Whales
   300     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/14 8     Humpback Whales
   6     Killer Whales
   1     Northern Fur Seal

5/13 12     Humpback Whales
   6     Killer Whales
   1     Northern Fur Seal

5/12 10     Humpback Whales
   14     Dall's Porpoise

5/10 6     Humpback Whales
   5     Gray Whales

5/9 8     Humpback Whales
   6     Gray Whales
   500     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   12     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Northern Fur Seal
   1     Leatherback Sea Turtle

5/8 7     Humpback Whales
   30     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   4     Dall's Porpoise

5/7 6     Humpback Whales
   10     Killer Whales

5/6 7     Humpback Whales
   5     Killer Whales
   6     Gray Whales
   50     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   8     Risso's Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise

5/5 27     Humpback Whales
   12     Gray Whales
   1000     Pacific White-sided Dolphins
   6     Dall's Porpoise

5/4 9     Humpback Whales
   7     Gray Whales
   7     Dall's Porpoise

5/3 17     Humpback Whales
   9     Dall's Porpoise
   1     Elephant Seal

5/2 16     Humpback Whales
   5     Gray Whales
   75     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

5/1 12     Humpback Whales
   7     Gray Whales
   3     Killer Whales
   50     Pacific White-sided Dolphins

Click for map of these sightings.

Sightings reported by J. Aliotti, C. Dennie, EcoScan, G. Goulart, D. Lemon, National Geographic Television/British Broadcasting Company, H. Neece, J. Wettle.

Copyright © 1999 R. Ternullo. No reproduction of the map or use of the sightings information is permitted without prior approval.

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